Cloud over Manx Grand Prix
A dark cloud has been cast over the Manx Grand Prix as a result of Wednesday’s tragic and controversial race when two riders — Jamie Adam (28) from Prestwick and Chris Bradshaw (38) from Tamworth — lost their lives.
Skerries rider Michael Sweeney, Wayne Kirwan and Simon Fulton were first, second and third respectively in that race — after officials had altered the placings — and will be in action in today’s blue riband Senior Manx Grand Prix scheduled for 1.15pm.
In this morning’s Lightweight and Ultra Lightweight races, local interest centres around Davy Morgan and Nigel Moore in the 250cc event while Kirwan, Sweeney, Joe Phillips and Trevor Ferguson should be prominent on their 650cc machines.
In yesterday’s rescheduled four-lap Senior Classic race Blackpool’s Roy Richardson emerged victorious on the last lap after Alan Oversby, who had led for the first three laps, was forced to retire his MV when he was 50 seconds in front.
For Richardson this was his second win of the week — having triumphed in Monday’s Junior Classic race — and was his eighth Manx Grand Prix victory.
Davy Morgan from Saintfield was unfortunately forced to retire from the race on the opening lap.